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Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

The British government has said it has no legal requirement and would not be acting in the public interest if it was to set out criteria that would le(...)

While there is no doubt about empty shelves in some stores, others have downplayed the extent of the problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The British government is likely to resist increasing pressure from the DUP for it to override the Northern Ireland protocol because of trade disrupti(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster said that “to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it is not the beginning of the end but rather the end of the beginning”. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The prospect of Northern Ireland, along with Britain, formally exiting the European Union around the bewitching hour on New Year’s Eve was a cause for(...)

Arlene Foster (L) in a jointly issued statement with Michelle O’Neill (R) said on Thursday that the Northern Executive had been united in supporting the need for a trading deal. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill while holding opposing positions on Brexit have welcomed the Chris(...)

Northern Ireland secretary of state Brandon Lewis said the British government was planning “an exciting programme to promote Northern Ireland’s potential across the UK, and also internationally”. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, is on Monday outlining plans to mark the North’s centenary. The Government of Ireland Act(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

An end to denominational education may be a fitting way to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland next year, First Minister Arlene Foster has suggeste(...)

Mr Coveney was speaking at online event, Reflections on the Centenary of the Government of Ireland Act, held by Queen’s University, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The centenary of the foundation of Northern Ireland is an opportunity to strengthen further the relationships enshrined in the Belfast [Good Friday] A(...)

The IRA attack killed 20 British soldiers and a tourist was also killed as the Paras returned fire on  August 27th, 1979. Photograph: Sunday Mirror/Mirrorpix via Getty Images

A while ago, I was writing something about the Troubles. I wanted to check a detail in that great and terrible litany of death, Lost Lives, which was (...)

Pat Finucane’s family has been repeatedly promised the public inquiry fobbed off again this week by Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis. File photograph: PA

The strategy of avoiding dealing with unsolved Troubles killings – euphemised as ‘legacy’ – fuels anger rather than confronts basic divisions. The lat(...)

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane: Four of Northern Ireland’s political parties have united to call for a public inquiry into the murder of the Belfast solicitor.Photograph: Pacemaker

Statements from the North’s Police Ombudsman and the PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne appear to challenge the British government’s explanation for why(...)

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